2002 World Cup Finalists (Germany) 2002 Champions League Finals (Bayer Leverkusen) 2002 Finaliste of la German Cup (Bayer Leverkusen)
Oliver Neuville (born May 1, 1973 in Locarno, Switzerland) is a
Swiss-German football striker.
Neuville started his career in his native Switzerland with
Servette (1992-96). He also played in Spain for Tenerife
(1996-97), before moving to Germany to Hansa Rostock (1997-99),
Bayer Leverkusen (1999-2004), and Borussia Mönchengladbach
After electing to represent Germany internationally, he played
in the squad that finished second at the 2002 World Cup, scoring
a goal in the second round against Paraguay. Since his debut
against Malta on September 2, 1998, he has scored a total of
five goals from 51 international appearances.
In 2004, he scored an infamous hand goal against 1. FC
Kaiserslautern, which was widely reviled and got him a two-match